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Suffering from OCD and panic attacks. Paroxetine prescribed. Already taking roaccutane. Can I take these medications together?

Hello doctor.I am 23 years old.I have OCD and panic attacks.Yesterday i went to see a psychiatrist and he gave me paroxetine 10 mg to take daily.But am also following roacctuane treatment.Will there be any problem while taking the 2 medecines?And i read on the net that paroxetine increases weight even thouvh you execises a lot and eat healthy.Is this true?Because i don`t want to gain weight.I exercise but not daily.Please help me.Thanks in advance!!
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Jun 2013
Hi there ~ Paroxetine may have the side effect of weight gain due to increase in appetite. However there are other SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors) that can be used to treat OCD and panic attacks. To answer your other question, I checked if there is an interaction between roaccutane and paroxetine. You have no problems with using the two medications together. I hope this reduced your anxiety about medication interactions. Wishing you the best in health ! Take care.
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